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Credit: Fabricio Van Den Broeck
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By Ranjit Devraj

The Kyoto Protocol and Its Deserters
The multilateral treaty for controlling climate change is looking increasingly weak in the wake of the latest global meeting on the issue, held in India. The appeal issued in the final declaration for more ratifications of the treaty was not enough to compensate for the profound disagreements between governments.

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Humpbacked whale. Photo credit: Photo Stock.
Humpbacked whale. Photo credit: Photo Stock.
By Alicia Sánchez

A Crusade in Favor of Whales and Elephants
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) is an example of a successful environmental treaty, the Latin American director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), said in an exclusive conversation with Tierramérica.

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Credit: Sergio Dorantes
Photo Credit: Sergio Dorantes
By Néfer Muñoz

Mesoamerica Fails in Environmental Education
More than 80 percent of the population does not know the meaning of the expression "sustainable development", according to a survey conducted in rural areas of Central America and southern Mexico. And only a minority understands the significance of problems like climate change or species extinction.

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By Abraham Lama

Cash for Farmers Who Destroy Their Coca Crops
Peru's government is paying 150 dollars per hectare of destroyed coca bush, the raw material used in producing cocaine. This economic incentive program has the financial backing of the U.S. government.

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Volcanic eruption in Ecuador. Photo source: 
              PAHO
Volcanic eruption in Ecuador. Photo source: PAHO

Volcanic Impacts
Volcanoes are sleeping giants that can wake up at any time, renewing millennium-old fears among human populations. Eruptions are accompanied by telluric movement -- earthquakes -- and by the massive production of gases, lava, steam, rocks and ash.

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Ecobreves
Lightning alert in Brazil... Anti-FTAA campaign gathers force in Central America... Venezuelan scientists study effects of vanadium... World's largest stalagmite to be filmed in Cuba... Gautemala's food situation causes alarm... Honduras wants to attract Taiwanese investment.

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